The Bella Goat

Today Josh turned 12 years old. (The kids, they're growing up. *sniff*) In honor of the occasion, we presented him with a gift of the four legged variety.

He was thrilled. Everyone was thrilled, except for possibly the mama who forgot to charge her camera battery and didn't get any pictures of the kids playing with the goat once she was let out of her crate.





Her name is Isabella, Bella for short. When thinking of names, we thought this was very cute. (And it is, for a goat.) We know a little girl in the neighborhood by that name, and she has goats, so it was even more fitting. It wasn't until just right now, writing this post, that I realized that I know another Isabella who goes by Bella. We'll pretend that she doesn't really exist, because she doesn't. But we at least know that the goat wasn't named after HER.

Oh, and Bella is covered in ticks that have happily jumped ship onto our clothing. She's really a gift that likes to give.

How did we get so far from the birthday boy?

Anyhoo... Happy birthday, Josh. We love you, man.

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Awwww, happy birthday, Josh! I love the gift of the goat. I want to come play now :) And ummm good luck keeping him off your cars. That's the last image I have of a pet goat. And ticks? Eesh.... good luck getting rid of them!

Karen Deborah said...

your other kids are so fine. sometimes we forget about them a bit so much time is given to Micah, but he IS a fine young man just look at him. i know your proud.

don't be getting Lyme disease. they got you at the fair, those cute little goats. you gotcha a wee farm goin there.

Flea said...

Happy birthday, tick picker! What fun! Goat!

designHER Momma said...

this is why I love you. You give your son a goat for his birthday!

And picking ticks sounds grossly entertaining...

Becoming Mommy said...

Happy Birthday!
And a goat is a great present (ticks, less so).

As for goat blood and vamps, I don't think I'd heard that one before. No chupacabras....

BeautifulWreck said...

Happy Birthday Josh!!!

Burgh Baby said...

Happy birthday, Josh!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, happy birthday to the Josh! What fun to have a goat to play with, too. Has he gotten rid of her ticks yet? I can remember being checked for ticks on a very regular basis when I was growing up. They liked the back of my neck right up in my hairline.
Ick.

Trannyhead said...

I'm just glad you didn't call her "Bella" after the Twilight series ...

Karen said...

My doggie is Bella short for Mirabella!

happy birthday Josh!

SunflowerMom said...

HB Josh! Love your pretty goat!

Nap Warden said...

Happy Birthday Josh! Cute goat:)

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday!! Have fun with the goat :)

Tanya said...

That's such an awesome birthday gift. I have a little sister who is also turning 12 this summer. That would be the ultimate gift. She even gets books out from the library about goats and could tell you all about how to take care of them and different breeds. She so needs a farm!

Michelle said...

Happy 12th birthday to Josh! and I'm sure there will be plenty of photo-taking opportunities!

Shellie said...

Happy Birthday, Josh! Ha ha, I hope she isn't named after that other non existent Bella, who would want a vampire goat? Sounds like she's starting out interestingly enough. I like the name.

JennyH said...

awe! Hope he had a great one!

caramama said...

Happy Birthday, Josh!

I hear goats eat EVERYTHING! I hope you have her safely away from the gardens!